Awarded by: National University of Ireland
The programme aims to develop the practitioner’s capacities for caring and competent practice in adult cancer nursing, in order to prepare the nurse to provide patient-centred care within the health service. The specific aims of the programme are: To build upon and advance the student’s repertoire of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values that were developed during the course of his/her basic training and arising out of his/her experiences in clinical practice; to provide the student with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values for the advancement of his/her role in the care of adults with cancer including critical analysis, creative thinking, decision making and communication; to develop a greater understanding of the theory which underpins adult cancer nursing practice including theory in the social and behavioural sciences and theory in the biomedical sciences; to provide learning experiences that advance the student’s professional development and personal growth and experiences that affirm the student’s capacity to be a self-directed learner; to advance the student’s sense of professional awareness, and commitment and a sense of professional responsibility and accountability in adult cancer nursing; to enable the student to value learning as a continuous process and as a necessary process in the context of his/her professional role in adult cancer nursing.
About this institute
UCD traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated 'The Idea of a University'. Since its start, the University College Dublin has played a central role in...
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